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Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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Ratings: 1,540
Reviews: 734
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 72
Gots: 149 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: SheepNutz on 02-24-2001

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Photo of cnally
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This pours a fantastic pumpkin orange with a sparkling silver white head. Awesome.

Aroma is a fantastic spicy malt, floral an sweet all the same.

Flavor is a blast of spice, a very caramel malt. You knowe how there are hop bombs? This is a clove bomb. Finsishes yeasty and slightly sour. Yum.

Frothy and creamy mouthfeel, sticky and even.

This was further confirmation that hefes are awesome, but this is a great example of a style I am beginning to truly love.

Photo of WhiteOak
3.28/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark, hazy amber with a finely-foamed white head.

S - The requisite hefe banana and clove notes were quite subdued, unfortunately. Mostly smells of malt, wheat.

T - Light, fresh slightly-sweet malt up front -- straightforward and unispiring. But the thin finish falls off too quickly, leaving only a hollow sourness and a hint of hops. I can only compare this to the complex finish of the Weihenstephaner which is sweet, sour, spicy, fruity, and long and lingering.

M, D - Light, sadly too light bodied. Good CO2 level. Drinkable, but with nowhere near the level of satisfaction provided by Weihenstephaner & Franziskaner.

Photo of trbergman
3.46/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330mL bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a hazy amber-gold with an inch of fluffy off-white head. Darker than expected.

S - Smells a little watered down, with muted banana and clove. Not much wheat or citrus, either.

T - Better in the mouth, with some banana and sweet vanilla. Clove follows closely behind. There's a hint of lemon zest and very mild hop bitterness. It's nice, but falls far short of the benchmark set by Weihenstephaner.

M - Medium body, with creamy effervescence.

D - While this is a decent hefeweizen, I probably wouldn't go for it unless it were one of the better options available. I will say, however, that it does offer a reasonable value for a German-made hefe, with 12 packs in the $18 range here in Chicagoland. That said, when I'm in the mood for the style, I'd rather go with the similarly-priced SN Kellerweiss or spend a bit more for the quality of Ayinger/Weihenstephaner.

Photo of milkbaby9
3.51/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with a best by 03/11 (this review is 08/10). Poured into a 0.5L weizen glass, producing a huge white foam head that rises to the top of the glass. Settles down to maybe half a finger with only a couple splotches clinging to the glass. Color is a hazy bright very light new copper penny color, a little darker than I expected.

Aroma was a bit of metallic citrus plus yeasty bread. The taste had a slight initial fruity tangy-ness which gives way to a yeasty french bread taste with slight peppery note. Maybe just the slightest bit of butterscotch. Absolutely zero bitterness to offset the slight bready sweetness. After warming up some, a bit of a sweet floral tinge becomes evident in the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is creamy but with surprisingly low carbonation, almost like a thin yogurt drink, palate stays very wet. Not very crisp, has a syrupy lingering feel.

I rate the drinkability high just because I like the mellow taste, rather inoffensive. However, I think it would feel a little too filling after 2 or 3 bottles worth. I could see this one going down easy for friends who don't necessarily like beer or who are BMC drinkers looking to try something different.

For some reason I was expecting more, and this brew is nice but not slap-me-in-the-face-outstanding. Maybe my lower rating versus the average is a reflection of higher expectations.

Not the greatest, but I don't hate, gotta appreciate...

Photo of woosterbill
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Fully hazed orange botty with an inch of soft white foam. Average retention and light lacing. Nice.

S: Clove, banana, bubblegum, and grainy malt. Pretty good, and truly to style.

T: Lots of bubblegum and malt. Banana on the finish. Again, classic hefe without being truly outstanding.

M: A little thinner than I'd like, but the carbonation is nice and soft.

D: It's slightly more intense with the malt than many hefes I've had, and I think that makes it slightly less easy to drink - but only slightly. Very drinkable.

Notes: This is the best beer available at the White Stag Inn in Sugar Camp, WI, which happens to be my favorite restaurant (and former employer); therefore I've had it many times over the last few years, and have always found it to be a reliably enjoyable, but never amazing, hefeweizen. Very true to the style, but not as memorable as several others, both Bavarian and American. I'm always happy to order another one, but I rarely buy it for home consumption.

Cheers!

Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer poured cloudy golden yellow into a weizen glass with a two finger high head that quickly settled down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles on the surface.
S: There are light aromas of bananas, clove and wheat in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and also has a touch of sweetness and some hints of citrus.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and smooth on the palate and is very refreshing. A moderate amount of carbonation is perceptible.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and is also quite refreshing.

Photo of BranfordBound
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz euro bottle into a weizen glass. Best before 03/11 on the label.

Pours a nice dark golden with some yellow and orange tones. Two finger off white head sticks around and leaves spotty lacing. Good carbonation.

Smells like banana bread. Big sweet banana notes everywhere. Small spice in the back.

Tastes wonderful, very sweet. Nice bready and banana first which fades to a gentle spice. Aftertaste is sweet and yeasty. Very well put together.

Tickling and wet like a good hefe. A little too wet sometimes.

A little heavy bodied, but on a hot day you can put these down. This ties with Paulaner in the hefeweizen world. Nice and sweet.

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - bubbly and slightly hazy golden, generous soapy white head retains and laces nicely
S - wheat malt and fruity yeast scents, hints of rich banana and clove spiciness with light floral hop notes
T - the classic yeasty flavours of banana and clove mix very well with the grainy wheat, and the floral hops add to the complexity
M - medium to high carbonation, somewhat tart as expected, finishing with a nice bitter
D - very full and balanced flavours throughout, the carbonation may make you pause to belch often, but it is a refreshing and tasty brew

Photo of btorsdog
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good ol' down home Hefe! Nothing more really needs to be said. A great quality brew that sets a standard for the style! Everything your looking for in a hefeweizen is found here,hazy golden straw with the cloves/banana scent mixed in with the hops presence. A highly drinkable brew with a trid and true tested taste,THIS IS GOOD BEER!

Photo of hockeyhead
4.66/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: from the first pour this beer appears nice hazy orange with a amber hugh also with a fine mesh white fluffy head
S:lots of bannanna and clove coming through also faint hints of lemon and bubblegum suger kinda smell very appealing though
T:nice sweet malty wheat taste up front then goes to alot of bannanas and bready sweetness and leaves a bubble gum fruityness that lingers in your mouth no hops really but well balanced too
M: medium body with lots of carbination a really refreshing feel on the tongue on a hot summer day
D: i can drink these all day with no problem not to filling but still stands up to a nice meal overall and amazing beer to say the least

Photo of sweemzander
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500mL bottle porued into a weisse glass. Best before 03/2011.

(A)- Pours a hazy orange/yellow color that produced a wonderful white fluffy head with solid retention behind it too. Left tiny clumps of lacing behind.

(S)- Wonderful fruity esters of lemon peel, banana, baked bread and a touch of clove. A nice yeasty earthy; dry finish.

(T)- A fresh crisp lemon peel and banana fruit profile with the classic bubblegum flavor in the middle. Finishes dry and yeasty.

(M)- A lively carbonation level and a good balance. Smooth, crisp, and damn refreshing.

(D)- A solid to great Hefeweizen with everything in the right place. Crisp, fresh, and a joy to drink. One of my favorite session beers due to how easy it is to put these away. The epitome of the best beer for summer; sunlight in a bottle.

Photo of BobZ
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle poured into my Ayinger Hefeweizen glass.

Appearance: Beautiful cloudy amber yellow/orange color, good head, decent lacing.

Smell: Very mild with hits of clove.

Taste: Yeasty, with banana flavor up front and dominant.

Mouth feel: Smooth with a nice creamy finish.

Drinkability: Another easy drinking Bavarian Hefe.

Another solid example of what a Hefe should be, less flavor overall than Ayinger or Schneider, and much less than Weihenstephaner.

Photo of boss302
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A This beer is an orange gold color, not clear, and typical of the style. NIce thick head that stayed for the whole glass.

S Bready, no hop aroma, estery aromas.

T Estery sweetness, but has good balance with hops and CO2 level. This beer is smooth, clean and has no off-flavors. Not too sweet and kind of thin. Drier than other weiss beers.

M Medium body, good carbonation.

O A good typical example of the style. It is not as sweet and lacks the banana clove characteristics of other Hefes. It is a good clean beer. I like and would recommend.

Photo of bogus564
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz poured into a tall weizen glass.

Cloudy orange color, with a bleached wheat colored head that lasts for longer than two minutes. Encouraging.

At first smell, I'm catching cloves, grass, and maybe honey. So far, so good...

First drink - confirms my like for hefe weizens. The clove taste is there, as well as the grassy notes. After that, some lemon, some honey, not overwhelming, but nice. Nicely balanced between its natural elements.

Not the best hefe weizen I've had to this point, but it's not bad. I'd have a few of these on a lazy afternoon, with some picnic fare.

Photo of JosiahS
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Class: Guiness pint glass

Body is a cloudy orange with a little brown. It gave off a 2-3 finger, pillow-like head.

Aroma has intense clove and bubblegum. When swirled, lemon and grapefruit rind are revealed along with light banana. The faintest hops are also present when swirled vigerously.

Taste is very peppery and dry up front, clove-like flavor mostly. It opens up more in the middle to very muted fruit flavors like orange and lemon along with citrus fruit rind all throughout. Finishes just slightly bitter but relatively clean. All interpretation of the yeast.

Mouthfeel is light with moderate CO2 that gives it a nice bite on the back-end.

Very drinkable and probably the best German wheat beer i've had. I've come to find that i'm not that big on the style but it is refreshing and in the summer, nothing beats it.

Photo of PintOHops
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Glass - Pint

A - It produced a massive 3-4 finger head over a clouded orange brew. Some moderate Co2 can be seen through the yeast haze, head retention seems decent, it left a touch of splashy lace but nothing impressive.

S - Very strong aroma of clove, pepper, bubble gum, banana. Upon swirling I get a bit of orange peel. Wheat & bready notes are present but not dominate. Wow very inviting aroma!

T - I get very pronounced clove & bubble gum upfront that unfolds into a semi bright orange peel flavor. Soft banana & bready/yeast flavors follow, it finishes with a bit more orange citrus that cuts through the wheat for just a bit, then a bit more lingering clove on the back of the tongue is there. Very flavorful.

M - Smooth & almost chewy like, soft-moderately crisp. Medium bodied.

D - Very very good. I loved this Hefeweizen, extremely flavorful and drinkable enough to put down 2-3 of em, I'd love to buy this one again sometime. Recommended. Cheers!

Photo of DJED69
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Awesome. In a word, the best of its style.

If you haven't tried this brew---do so ASAP.

I like it with a small wedge of lemon in a tall weiss glass---served cool. Great, thick cramy head. Nice smooth carbonation and fantastic flavor. Nothing better on a hot Summer day than to sip on a few of these. The 500ml bottles are a perfect size too!

Also, at $1.79 to $1.99 per bottle, a great deal!!

Photo of corby112
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle purchased at Vingo's in Whiting, NJ.

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with pale yellowish orange hues when held to a light source and a frothy, pillowy two finger soapy white head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that leaves streaks of soapy lacig behind.

Slightly spicy aroma with a prominent clove presence along with some peppery zest. Strong bready yeast character with a lot of light/citrus fruit in the nose. Hints of banana, apple and lemon peel. This beetle smells awesome and I wish that more American interretations of the style aimed for this kind of nose.

Medium body that's on the fuller end of the spectrum with a lot of bready yeast adding complexity and thickness to the body. The flavor is very similar to the aroma with prominent spicy clove and peppery zest character wuichnis balanced out by crisp light and citrus fruit. The spicy cloves up front are quickly countered by the bready yeast as well as hints of banan and citrus peel, giving this beer a slightly tart dry finish. Very refreshing and extremely quaffable, especially in the warmer months.

Photo of irisier
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from a 12 oz brown bottle.

Appearance: Murky apricot coloured body with a nice white head.

Smell: Fruity with some grain scents and wheat spiciness.

Taste: Juicy with a grainy and bready malt backbone. Slight hop prickliness mingles with wheat spice and crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and crisp from medium/high carbonation.

Impressions: Nice and crisp. Flavorful and goes down easy.

Photo of jizdepski
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a maredsous 8 goblet. very opaque, cloudy orange appearance under a solid white cap. smells like baked bread with spices (citrus and peppery), with some mild fruit notes. the taste is fairly aggressive on the spice compared to other hefeweizens im used to. has a solid yeast profile, and you mainly get clove and pepper right up front. i also notice some lemon-like bitter citrus, with a very subdued banana flavor. yeast and clove take over on the finish, which has a good "bite" to it, despite its mild carbonation. mouthfeel is nice, its medium bodied and smooth, right on for the style of course. i expected a little more malt and banana sweetness, but its really more about the spice, wheat and yeast than anything else. that it was different than anticipated i found refreshing, as was the whole drinking experience of this one.

Photo of nategp
4.95/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into my Ayinger Weizen glass.

Appearance: Very cloudy orange color with a nice head that slowly dissipates with lots of sticky lacing.

Smell: Banana, cloves, wheat, heaven.

Taste: You get it all: banana, wheat malt, cloves, slight lemon, a little pepper.

Feel: Lots of carbonation with a nice creamy mouthfeel that coats your mouth and sticks around for a while

Drinkability: This is so tasty and and easy to drink. I can drink a six pack before I know what has happened.

Photo of Ralphus
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from the LCBO. Best before date is April 2011.

Pours a fairly murky orange gold colour. The white head dissipated to a thing ring of foam with a small amount of lacing left behind.

The smell is all banana and oranges with hint of clove. I like it.

The taste is simple hefeweiss. Bready, banana and orange fruit and bubblegum sweetness, with a hint of clove at the end. My only complaint is that the volume seems to be turned down a little and it's lacking some compexity.

Mouthfeel is good. I like chewy hefe. Drinkability is high.. no trouble drinking these all day.

Photo of scott451
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy apricot into a weizen glass. Big fluffy cream coloured head. Patchy lacing. Citrus coriander and clove smells. Moderately flavoured. Lemon up front. Spice pepper and as nice hop finish. Mouthfeel was a bit full and sticky for a weizen. The vigorous carbonation at first soon moderated. Drinkability was very good. Could drink these all day.

Photo of berley31
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured with a large, off-white, moussy, long-lasting head. Thick lacing left on the glass. Body is a dark golden color, and cloudy. A perfect-looking hefeweizen.

S: Even balance of both banana esters and clove phenols.

T: A very freshing beer. The bananas are there, with the scales tilting slightly over to the cloves. A nice touch of bubblegum comes through as well.

M: Light-medium body, slightly creamy, with high carbonation.

D: One of the best (maybe THE best?) hefeweizens I've ever had.

Photo of Jwale73
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served in my Weihenstephan weizen glass. 10/09 indicated on the corner of the label. Poured with a nitro-esque, creamy, off-white head that cascaded and receded before revealing a slightly hazy, orange-hued liquid. Head eventually settles into a one inch cap with some random strands of lacing exposed during the tasting. Nose reveals cloves and banana esters. Taste consistent with nose, with the addition of citrus notes, yeast and a wheaty character - flavors are a bit muted, but not sure if that's due to age or characteristic of the brew itself. Mouthfeel is light and smoothly carbonated with just a hint of astringency. Solid German Hefe - would love to try this one fresh to see how it compares.

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